The Metropolitan publishes all types of academic and literary writing, including descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive works, as well as creative prose and poetry.  We encourage writings from across the disciplines and also welcome visual art. Our goal is to showcase the best of the many voices, styles, and subjects MCC writers and readers find meaningful and to support critical thinking, creativity, and expression at Metropolitan Community College.

Photos from the first “Out Loud” annual Spring reading.            

Master of Ceremonies: Faculty Editor, Brett Mertins

 The 2019 issue is online. We are now finishing the 2020 issue and the combined 2021-22 issue.

MCC instructors, our editors will be happy to provide handouts and copies of the mag, and to speak briefly to your classes about the benefits of submitting work for publication. Please mail or call 22645 to make arrangements.

Students, check out our submission guidelines page, and don’t hesitate to  contact us or a Writing Center consultant for help with your submissions. Keep in mind that though we seek high quality writing of all types, you do not need to be a professional writer to place your work here. 

2023 Submission Deadline: December 31

Click Here to check our Submissions page for awards and guidelines

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